Earlier this year one of my students did my portrait for an assessment task.
Two weeks ago she presented it to me and today I received it back from the framers.
Below is the artist’s statement, I might add it is a statement of affection for her subject.
Ha #1 to comment – AMAZING sketches self portraits so difficult to do – she has captured the essence of you perfectly …. Groovy Groog. How proud you must be, how amazing to know that your students think so highly of you. Thank you for sharing my friend – tis lovely.
Thanks Jenny, all a little humbling I must say.
🙂 humble bumble
So touching and so beautiful and those sketches are extraordinary!
Thank you Yves, and I didn’t pick the title, the artists little joke on me I think. But they are very humbling. This year I have had two portraits done, this one and the photo for my gravatar is one of another set by different student.
She did a wonderful job! Such a nice gift.
yes and it came up so well in the frame. Thanks Anja.
Nice drawings and a wonderful note from this gifted student!
Thanks Gabriella, I came up alright didn’t I.
A priceless gift – both ways.
That says more a million great things about you & then some.
Sophie did a wonderful job on her work of art – art work of you!
Thanks RoSy she is a clever girl and thank you for your lovely comment.
Wow, isn’t that wonderful!! Such a talented artist, so generous, and how much she obviously admires and cares for you – it is clear you have been a wonderful teacher for her and touched her life so positively!! 🙂 🙂
Thanks Helen, it is a wonderful collection to be given. And it is lovely at the end of ones career to be given such accolades.
The expressions are amazing….
Thank you Miss gimpet, I scrubbed up ok.
Oh, so wonderful. Love her art work. What a lovely thank you note. You must be a truly amazing teacher.
Told you I was special…..lol…and that work was truly amazing…..I was very humbled, the photo you see of me is the work of another student who took photographic portraits of me..there are some on the blog i different places…..happy to have to reading my work…
You are truly very special and you are so lucky to have very special students too 🙂
I have been very fortunate to work in a very special school.In fact my whole career has been very fortunate, I have done a lot of things I am proud of.
What is so special about this school? Would love to hear about all the things you are proud of. Or, may be, they are all hidden on your blog? I’ll keep looking 😉
This might tell you some thing or I can email you…what you want to know
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You have made a difference in her life, I’m sure. We all have teachers who we hold in memory and continue to influence us. My #1 was my High School art teacher.
Thank you so much Victoria I found the whole portrait thing very humbling. In one year I had my portrait drawn and photographed by another student. The photo on my blog is one of the photographed set. My teaching career finished on pretty much a high for me. I got to retire on my terms not every teacher achieves that. In many ways it is not surprising that we writers found our best teachers within the creative arts. Thanks again for reading and your comment.